Genetic and environmental influences on urinary incontinence: a Danish population-based twin study of middle-aged and elderly women.

@article{Rohr2004GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental influences on urinary incontinence: a Danish population-based twin study of middle-aged and elderly women.},
  author={G. Rohr and Jakob Kragstrup and David Gaist and Kaare Christensen},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2004},
  volume={83 10},
  pages={978-82}
}
BACKGROUND Familial clustering has been reported for urinary incontinence (stress and urge), but different etiologies for the two types of incontinence have been suggested. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to estimate the relative influence of genetic and environmental factors on stress, urge, and mixed incontinence among elderly and middle-aged women. METHODS This is a population-based classical twin study of 1168 female twin pairs [548 monozygotic (MZ) and 620 dizygotic (DZ)] from a… CONTINUE READING

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